Read below for descriptions and contact emails of our Councils and Committees.
Questions? Contact Joy Addison in the Temple Administrative Office at (972) 661-1810 ext. 200.
Temple Shalom offers numerous opportunities for our members to contribute and join in the activities of the congregation. In addition to Sisterhood and Brotherhood, we encourage you to click on the committees below and participate in all that Temple Shalom has to offer!
- Adult Choir
- Adult Education
- Beautification, Buildings and Grounds
- Budget & Finance
- Caring Congregation
- College Connections
- Early Childhood Education
- Golf Tournament
- Lifelong Learning Council
- Membership/Belonging Committee
- Religious School
- Super Seniors
- Tikkun Olam/Social Action
- Young Adults
- Youth Choirs
- Young Families
- Youth Programming
The Adult Choir, a volunteer group, rehearses for the High Holy Days on Tuesday evenings during the summer from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Throughout the year, the Choir participates in special music Sabbaths, concerts with composers-in-residence and at the community cantors’ concert.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this choir please contact Music Coordinator Mandy Monreal.
Plans Zoom and in-person classes, Scholars/Composers-in-Residence programs, and helps congregants with technology. For information please see Adult Education or email Adult Education Chairs Harriet Bell & Kathryn Frish at email@example.com.
Beautification, Building & Grounds
This committee assesses our beautification needs and makes recommendations and approves and/or selects changes or enhancements to the interior and exterior of Temple Shalom as well as the acceptance of all gifts or donated items to our building. It recommends action for the maintenance of the building and grounds. This committee consults with contractors for various projects for repairs and participates in the bidding process. For information, please contact Executive Director David Lamden.
Budget & Finance
The Temple Shalom Budget Committee is responsible for working with the Temple’s senior staff in the preparation of the budget for all temple revenue and expenses for each temple fiscal year (June 1 – May 31). Budget categories include Administration, Ritual, Programs, Youth Education, Youth Activities, Building and Grounds, and Capital. The Budget Working Group meets from January through March to discuss and prepare a budget that is submitted for approval to the Board of Trustees in April and to the Congregation at the annual meeting in May. This committee is chaired by the Finance Director. For information, please contact Executive Director David Lamden.
Reach out to congregants in times of illness, death, birth in the family or as needed. More information is at Caring Congregation. To assist in this important work please email Chairs Jacque Comroe or Carolyn Landers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This committee acts as a liaison between Temple Shalom and Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and provides Temple members with information related to the purchase of cemetery plots and interments and maintains related records and makes recommendations on plot pricing and cemetery rules. For information, please contact Executive Director David Lamden.
We keep in touch with our college students by sending packages for a few times a year along with timely information to help strengthen Jewish identity and a relationship with Temple Shalom. We invite parents to participate in preparing packages. Contact Chair Debbie Scheinberg at email@example.com.
Early Childhood Education
Munchkin Minyan meets monthly on Saturday mornings at 10:30am at Temple Shalom for families with children in 2nd grade and younger to celebrate Shabbat and on Sunday mornings through our Tots Academy program (for which registration is required) for children 2-4 years of age and their parents. To register your child for Tots Academy or our new Munchkin Music class, contact the Lifelong Learning Office at (972) 661-1362 or email Director of Lifelong Learning Deborah Niederman, RJE.
The opportunity to assist in obtaining gifts, sponsors, planning and volunteering for our annual Golf Tournament, benefiting Temple Shalom Youth Programs and other sponsors. For information, please contact Golf@templeshalomdallas.org.
This committee plans programs to educate the congregation about Israel and the issues surrounding Israel’s relationship with the world. For information, contact Chair Ken Glaser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifelong Learning Council
This Council, which oversees our Adult Education Committee, plans programs for our congregants to encourage everyone to learn and experience our Jewish traditions. If you are interested in working with this Council, please email Director of Lifelong Learning Deborah Niederman, RJE.
The Belonging Committee plans activities and events and special services that are targeted to a variety of different segments within the Temple Shalom family. The committee also creates programming to welcome and inform new and potential members about our Temple and help all members get to know each other and enjoy being a part of Temple life.
For information, please contact Coordinator of Belonging Monica Susman or email email@example.com.
Responsible for supporting several music programs throughout the year. From our Youth Choir, Kol Shalom, recitals to the Composer-in-Residence Biannual program to the DFW Community Cantors’ annual concert, this group enjoys bringing fun, entertaining and spiritual events for the congregation. If you are interested, please contact Music Coordinator Mandy Monreal.
Temple Shalom Sisterhood provides an oneg (wine and cheese reception) every Shabbat before services to encourage Temple members and guests to gather and visit with each other.
Please contact Sisterhood at Sisterhood@templeshalomdallas.org if you would like the opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor an oneg in order to honor someone special (bar/batmitzvah, birth, wedding, anniversary, graduation) or celebrate one of the simchas in your life. For information, please see Oneg.
Develops programs that inspire an appreciation of and a commitment to Judaism in our children as well as to providing a comfortable environment where our kids can enjoy time with their Jewish peers and friends. The Religious School curriculum seeks to inspire and support its teachers and programs. For information, contact Director of Lifelong Learning Deborah Niederman, RJE.
Purpose is to present to members who are 65 or older programs to entertain, inform and provide opportunities to gather together. During the pandemic, we have hosted monthly zoom meetings with speakers and activities. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tikkun Olam/Social Action Council
Put our faith into action by reaching out to others in our community to make a difference. Through active participation in a variety of projects and programs we will accomplish our goal of Tikkun Olam–Helping to Repair the World as we pursue social justice. Programs include our High Holy Day food drive, our LIFT Education Initiative, monthly cooking and serving for The Stewpot, Israel Connection, Embrace, our Jewish-Muslim-Christian Women’s Fellowship Group, our DAI partnership, our LGBTQ Committee, our Shomrei Adamah committee which investigates ways to become more eco-friendly, educating students and families about our impact on the environment and the intersection of our Jewish values, and more. For information, please contact Tikkun Olam Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at email@example.com or read more at Tikkun Olam.
Would you like to provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom? We want to hear from you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This committee provides a forum for open discussion of worship and observance between the clergy and the congregation, serving as a conduit for congregant commentary and implementing specific tasks with relation to ritual, observance and worship.
Single or married, if you are Jewish and in your 20’s or 30’s and want to get together and have fun, join the Temple Shalom Young Adults. For information, please contact YoungAdults@templeshalomdallas.org.
Kol Shalom Youth Choir is for grades 2-8. Rehearsals are on Sundays after Religious School from 12:30pm-1:30pm. If you are interested in your child joining youth choir, please contact Music Coordinator Mandy Monreal or complete the Kol Shalom registration form.
Single or married, if you are in your 20’s or 30’s with children and want to get together and have fun with other families and adults who have children, join the Temple Shalom Young Families group. For information, please contact Director of Lifelong Learning Deborah Niederman, RJE.
Our youth programs are dedicated to providing a safe Jewish environment where youth can have a positive Jewish experience. Programs are for grades K-12. For information, contact Director of Lifelong Learning Deborah Niederman, RJE.